Didn’t the Lame Duck congress say ratification was critical and timing was a priority so Russia could pass it right away? So why is Russia putting it off until next month or later? Russia’s lower house of parliament on Friday gave preliminary approval to a U.S.-Russian arms treaty, but decided to delay the final vote until next month. The Kremlin-controlled State Duma voted 350-58 to approve the New START treaty […]
Russia warned the United States Senate on Monday not to rewrite the new arms control treaty being debated on Capitol Hill as American lawmakers clashed about the politics of ratification in the waning days of the Congressional session. Republican critics of the treaty, known as New Start, offered more amendments to the treaty’s language on verification and launcher limits. But any change to the treaty text would require both countries […]
A tragic plane crash in Western Russia takes the lives of 97 including Polish President Lech Kaczynski and several top Polish leaders. The cause of the accident could be due to heavy fog in the area.